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Maikel

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Journey Plotter
« on: July 15, 2013, 02:54:38 pm »
Journey Plotter

As most probably many of you, I've often wondered how the journey of a Royal Navy ship that I've worked on would look like on a map.

To fulfil my own curiosity I started working on a Windows application that could do just that.
I found it so satisfying that I felt I had to share it with others.

Today I can announce that Journey Plotter is available to you, too.

Journey Plotter is an application for plotting the journeys, or parts thereof, of Royal Navy ships from the World War 1 era.
Journey Plotter makes use of data from original Royal Naval log-books that has been digitised, and then made available by Naval-History.Net.
The log-books have been transcribed by volunteers on the Old Weather project and edited into a more readable form by volunteers on the Naval-History.Net project.

Journey Plotter allows you to:
- Run Windows platforms from Windows XP onward; however, the application is optimized for Windows 7.
- Select a ship from Royal Navy WW1-era or United States Arctic ships since mid-19th century.
- Show information about the selected ship and her log-book editor.
- Use the map provider of your choice:
  - Google
  - Bing
  - HERE
  - OpenStreetmap
  For most map providers the map, satellite, terrain or hybrid view can be used.
- Pan and zoom the map.
- Show a route line.
- Show position markers. Different markers can be used to indicate gaps in dates and stationary positions.
- Change the position format.
- Filter by date.
- Walk though dates manually, or animate the journey.
- For a given day, show the log-book entries that describe the ship's activities.
- Automatically read all parts of multi-part logs.
- Indicate duplicate dates.
- Save a map as an image.
- Use many customizable settings, such as route and marker colours and sizes, animation speed, position format and map provider access mode.

An example:



If you're interested in Journey Plotter follow the link http://journeyplotter.ihostfull.com/ to learn more about it.

Journey Plotter can also be found on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.


Edit 27-12-2014:
Changed to reflect the changes in JP 1.5 and added social media links.
Edit 02-02-2016:
Changed map provider Ovi to HERE.
Edit 09-01-2017:
Updated links.
Edit 18-01-2017:
Added link to Facebook page.
« Last Edit: January 18, 2017, 10:22:57 am by Maikel »

Helen J

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Re: Journey Plotter
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2013, 03:25:21 pm »
This looks amazing Maikel.  I absolutely mustn't start getting involved at the moment, as I'm about to go away on holiday, but when I'm properly back and in business ....

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Re: Journey Plotter
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2013, 03:28:44 pm »
Extremely cool. We were thinking of developing exactly this for OW3 - we were going to call the 'Arctic Sea Ice Explorer.

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Re: Journey Plotter
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2013, 03:52:01 pm »
That is amazing!   8)


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Re: Journey Plotter
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2013, 04:13:21 pm »
Wow - this is going to make a real difference  ;D

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Re: Journey Plotter
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2013, 04:33:36 pm »
Super cool genius at work!  I've stickied this.  Let me know if it would be better moved to Library section, or elsewhere.  We'd like it to be easily found by transcribers.  :)

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Re: Journey Plotter
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2013, 05:03:13 pm »
Looks great - that's fantastic work, Maikel, and I shall look forward to having a play with it.

I downloaded it successfully at my second attempt, but I did have a problem the first time and ended up downloading "Unicode-Codec" instead of Journey Plotter.  I have no idea how on earth this came about, and it is probably me and/or my computer that led to this happening.  I've got rid of it OK, because I think it looks like trouble.  But just in case anyone else has the same experience, the correct download is quite clearly labelled "Journey Plotter" - if it looks like anything else, abort the process.


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Re: Journey Plotter
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2013, 06:08:26 pm »
Brilliant stuff, Resident Genius.  :)

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Re: Journey Plotter
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2013, 06:56:28 pm »
 :D :D :D Thank you all for your kind replies. :D :D :D

@Kevin:
Would you need a hand with that? ;)

@Su (Thursday Next):
Sorry to hear about your download problem. :(
I haven't found anything on my side.
Just to be sure, the download is called Journey Plotter Setup.exe.

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Re: Journey Plotter
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2013, 07:25:26 pm »
Re: @Kevin - Yes!

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Re: Journey Plotter
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2013, 07:37:50 pm »
That looks great - must have a play!  8)

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Re: Journey Plotter
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2013, 05:05:01 am »
Nice one Maikel.
Now if I could only remember which ships I was on.
Any (polite) suggestions as how to find them would be appreciated. %^)
Never mind 'The old grey mare she ain't what she used to be' nowadays its 'The old grey matter she ain't what she used to be'  %^(

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Re: Journey Plotter
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2013, 07:29:45 am »
Well Stuart, they are all here: http://old.oldweather.org/vessels?status=all

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Re: Journey Plotter
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2013, 10:03:46 am »
Now to find the ships.

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Re: Journey Plotter
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2013, 03:05:54 pm »
Today Steeleye discovered a bug in Journey Plotter. :(

When selecting a First date in the Date Selection box that is later than the last used Last date, an error message will appear.

Workaround: Click the Continue button in the error message window, click the Reset button and then click the Select button, both located in the Date Selection box, and re-enter the dates for the selection.

Sorry for the inconvenience.